Friday, December 3

The Founding Father of Crotch Sniffing issues mea culpa, Sorta, not really.

Ken Starr, in an odd demonstration of conscience, suggests that maybe he should have let someone else go after the Lewinsky affair, saying that he should have payed more attention to the piles of bodies stacked around the whitewater scandel or somesuch. I'm betting that this is less of a "this really isn't any of my business, and I am ashamed at the pornography I let slip into the world" than a "It was a tactical error, and if had only focused on the original investigation, instead of finding nothing, I might have found something, and then we could have really impeached him". Well lets take a look shall we. From the SacBee via Buzzflash.
Kenneth Starr says he shouldn't have been involved in Lewinsky case
The Associated Press
Last Updated 7:26 pm PST Thursday, December 2, 2004
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Kenneth Starr says he never should have led the investigation that resulted in the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton.

The former independent counsel, now dean of the Pepperdine University law school, says "the most fundamental thing that could have been done differently" was for somebody else to have investigated Clinton's statements under oath denying he had an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Starr said his role in a yearslong investigation of Clinton should have focused instead on Clinton's role in the failed Arkansas land deal known as Whitewater.

"There was a sense on the part of the country that my (Lewinsky) effort was an effort somehow to expand the (Whitewater) investigation, when it was separate," he told the Santa Barbara News-Press following a speech on Wednesday.

Clinton has accused Starr of running a partisan, Republican effort to ruin his presidency. Starr, however, defended the integrity of the investigation.

"It reinforced the proposition that all of us are subject to the law, no matter how high our station," he said. "The facts are the facts."
Yes of course, unless you are a republican, then the "facts" are fungible, they are whatever you say they are. Ken, let me give you a clue, I am sure that an investigation into the cronyism and warprofiteering that the present administration wallows in would provide fodder for real criminal charges that might result in the prosecution of those that do consider themselves above the law. But alas, the law that allowed you to go on a crotch sniffing expedition from Tangiers to Kyoto to Little Rock, expired in 2000.

Now if you have forgotten, Clinton requested the special prosecutor, and also signed an extention of the bill into law. Seems like an honorable position of a man who does not consider himself above the law. Can you imagine for a moment dubbya assigning a special prosecutor to look into, say, the Cheney energy task force? Please, don't think to hard about it, lest your head explode. There is no honor omong thieves or so they say.

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